Arthroleptis tanneri Grandison, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis tanneri

Arthroleptis tanneri Grandison, 1983, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 45: 78. Holotype: BMNH 1974.59, by original designation. Type locality: "Mazumbai, 4° 48′ S 38° 29′ E, West Usambara Mountains, ca. 1530 m elevation", Tanzania.

English Names

Tanzania Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Tanner's Squeaker (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 55).


West Usambara Mountains, northeastern Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Poynton and Loader, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 517-526, discussed this taxon and Poynton, Menegon, and Loader, 2009 "2008", Afr. J. Herpetol., 57: 63-74, provided more. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 55-56, provided an acount and map. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 146. Loader, Poynton, Lawson, Blackburn, and Menegon, 2011, Fieldiana, Life Earth Sci., 4: 94, restricted the range to the West Usambara Mountains, implying that records from the East Usambara, Nguru, and Ukaguru Mountains are based on misidentifications. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 56–57, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 268–269, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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